As our Saudi client Al Muhaidib Group celebrated their 75th anniversary 🎈🎂, an exceptional commemorative memento was required to mark the momentous occasion. And so we were delighted when they turned to us to have a very special bronze medal stamped for this by Monnaie de Paris, whom we represent here.
Monnaie de Paris 🇫🇷 (the official French Mint) is not just any ordinary company! Now in business for an uninterrupted 1,154 years, it is one the world’s eight oldest companies still running. Sitting in central Paris on the banks of the Seine river, they mint all the euro currency coins for France and a number of other EU states, as well as currency coins for many other countries (including some of Bahrain’s), but they also stamp magnificent custom commemorative medals of the absolutely highest quality, combining centuries-old traditional tools and craftsmanship with the latest technologies.
Al Muhaidib Group opted to go big and bold for such a big anniversary, choosing 115mm diameter, 10mm thick solid bronze medals weighing in at a kilo a piece! A highly specialized artist in France beautifully designed both faces to our brief. Striking blocks for both sides were masterly hand-engraved out of the hardest steel (later quenched in liquid nitrogen). High quality bronze blanks were then cold-stamped up to eight consecutive times under tons of pressure to achieve the highest degree of detail. Walnut display boxes were designed by us and skillfully hand-made in Bahrain 🇧🇭.
We are thankful, honoured and proud indeed, to have had the opportunity to pair two such prestigious companies – Al Muhaidib Group and Monnaie de Paris – and to have played a role in marking such a historic milestone 🙌.